Mary Fraser MRCVS from Girling and Fraser has launched 'Could, Would, Should' a new initiative to support new grads in developing their decision-making skills. 

Mary (or, to give her her full title, Dr Mary Fraser BVMS PhD CertVD PGCHE FHEA MAcadMEd CBiol FRSB FRSPH FRCVS) focussed on decision-making in practice while studying for her MRes in Clinical Veterinary Research, looking at how vets and owners influence the decision making process. This led her to consider how decision making is taught to students.

As part of the initiative, Mary has launched a new website:, which, together with a supporting blog, is designed to help students and recent graduates examine their decision making in practice, consider how owners influence it, and take forward shared decision making for the benefit of all.

Mary said: "As a student decision making can seem difficult. Working with owners, all of whom have different expectations, can add to those challenges.

"I hope that by bringing that discussion to the fore we can support each other and allow future vets and veterinary nurses to identify their own strengths in supporting owners to make the best decisions for their animals."

Find out more and contribute to the discussion at

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